Michael Kuhn regularly represents private and public companies and private equity funds that are acquiring, selling, reorganizing, and merging their businesses. Additionally, he advises clients on day-to-day legal and business matters, including early-stage companies addressing issues related to entity formation, general corporate services, and fund raising.
Mike also represents many of the leading private equity firms in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. He has represented companies on the acquisition and sale process and management groups in connection with their investments. His experience includes leading the overall transaction process, negotiating the acquisition-related aspects, and structuring and negotiating employee and investor agreements.
Mike also has significant experience with M&A representations and warranties insurance products, which are being used more frequently in the current M&A market. Mike regularly assists clients across the firm with respect to issues raised by using such insurance products.
- Represented Norwest Equity Partners (a leading national middle-market private equity fund) in acquisitions of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Bailiwick Services, Bix Produce Company, Marco, Shock Doctor, Lindstrom Metric and DCM Services. Completed subsequent add-on transaction work and exits for a number of companies owned by Norwest Equity Partners.
- Represented a family owned electronics manufacturer in the family’s sale to an internal management group.
- Represented an entrepreneur in the sale of his after-market auto parts and services company to private equity backed buyer.
American Bar Association, Member
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
Minnesota Bar Association, Member
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Member
Recognition & Accomplishments
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2016
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015
Co-Presenter, “Exit Here: Exit Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Venture Stage Companies,” Minnesota Venture Conference, October, 2015
Congressman Emmer Presents at Lindquist and MPMA Event, September, 2015
Representations and Warranties: Changing the Way Deals are Done, Seminar, October , 2012
Board Memberships & Community Service
Downtown YMCA Community Board, Member
William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) (J.D., 2002 cum laude)
Saint John’s University (B.A., 1999)
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota